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Public Lecture: Prof. Bryan Massingale (5 March 2019)
Rev. Prof. Bryan N. Massingale Fordham University, New York, USA
One of the world's leading Catholic social ethicists and scholars of African-American theological ethics, racial justice & liberation theology
Malcolm X, Steve Biko, and the Religious Dream for a Multiracial Democracy
There has been no previous scholarship that has put
these two pivotal figures into conversation with each other.
Both were critical of Christianity for its complicity in racism,
yet each also held some hope that faith-based institutions
could be resources for the goal of creating multiracial democracies.
For both the USA and SA, that goal is still a work in progress - at best.
By examining these two figures, we gain insight into the similarities
of the struggle for racial justice on both sides of the Atlantic,
and retrieve insights for the work that remains toward inclusive justice.
Tuesday, 5 March 2019,19:00
Lecture Room 5 53 Ley Road, Victory Park, JHB
*** Free of charge, although a cash donation to St Augustine would be appreciated
Rev. Prof. Bryan N. Massingale
Bryan N. Massingale is the James and Nancy Buckman Professor
of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University (New York, USA),
as well as the Senior Ethics Fellow in its Center for Ethics Education.
He is the author of the award-winning book, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church,
and over 120 book chapters, articles, and reviews.
He is a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America,
and was the invited lecturer of the Jesuit Institute South Africa's
"Winter Living Theology" series in 2018.
In addition to his academic pursuits,
Professor Massingale strives to be a scholar-activist
through serving faith-based groups advancing justice in society.